Last week was ...
Monday 07 April 1997
a Bad Week for a giant panda, as keepers in the Washington National Zoo announced that Hsing-Hsing, one of only three giant pandas in the United States, is to face an operation for cancer of the testicle.
a Foul Week for Stefano Giopp, an Italian amateur footballer who took his case to court after he had two teeth broken in a goalmouth clash and was then sent off for protesting about the foul. The judge, however, took only three minutes to support the referee and rule that no crime had been committed.
a Heartless Week for taxmen, particularly in Peru where the tax office ruled that any hostages in the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima will have only one month after they are freed to pay their 1996 taxes.
Life & Style blogs
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Boxing Day sales: From Asos to Harrods, the best fashion deals
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'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
The food fad that's starving Bolivia
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
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- 3 The Grace Dent Christmas Questionnaire
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
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